Collings MF5V Varnish Sunburst Torch & Wire



Been looking for that special Collings MF5 Varnish? Take note herein. This stunner features the jaw-dropping "Torch & Wire" headstock inlay and has the characteristic Collings voice -- wide open, woody and bright all at once -- that makes it the ideal instrument for the player who wants one instrument that'll do it all. Amazing balance across the fretboard, with the sonorous, singing high end that reminds us of the best mandolins ever made. Impeccable in all regards. Paired with new Collings-built vintage style hard case!


  • Select Adirondack spruce top
  • Premium figured maple back, sides and neck
  • Parallel tone bar bracing
  • F-soundholes
  • Grained ivoroid top/back/neck & peghead binding
  • Black/white purflings
  • Full high-gloss varnish finish
  • Bound Florentine-style headstock
  • 13 Degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay w/Torch & Wire inlay
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Mortise and tenon neck joint
  • 22-frets, neck joins the body at the 15th fret
  • V shaped neck profile with 1 9/16" string spacing
  • 5 1/2"-11 5/8" Compound fingerboard radius
  • 1 1/8" Bone nut
  • 13 7/8" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Custom adjustable floating ebony bridge
  • Collings original hand-engraved tailpiece
  • Waverly tuners
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario J-74 (.011"-.040")
  • Serial No. F1832

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